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Artist Mark Dion retraces the footsteps of several 19th-century explorers in Texas, collecting materials to form a site-specific exhibition you can see only at the Carter. One of the most well-regarded living artists today, Dion is part explorer and part historian; part naturalist and part collector of curiosities. More than 150 years after the Texas explorers he followed, The Perilous Texas Adventures of Mark Dion enhances our understanding of the past and ultimately brings it to life in the present day.
While he is internationally celebrated for his colorful renderings of the natural world, Eliot Porter’s Birds highlights Porter's equal, career-long focus on photographing birds through more than thirty photographs and archival objects with the artist’s extensive writings.
Looking In: Photography from the Outside examines the way artists have photographed groups they are not part of through an in-depth look at series by six important twentieth-century artists who navigated their role as “outsider” differently.
See American art through international eyes. From experimental abstractions to politically charged themes, this exhibition brings together nearly forty prints and drawings created by artists who immigrated to America from Europe during the first half of the twentieth century.
Commissioned for the reopening of the Carter, Puente Nuevo is an immersive experience of large-scale artwork made from the materials used to construct piñatas.
When you enter the museum, take a moment to marvel at James Surls’ otherworldly sculpture Seven and Seven Flower, a complex portrait of family, land, and self.
Commissioned for the Carter, this large-scale, site-specific installation looks like frozen, Technicolor vapor. Created out of more than eighty miles of multicolored thread, Plexus no. 34 draws attention to the majestic architecture and natural light of the museum’s Atrium.
The Carter houses one of the great collections of American art, from historical landscapes captured on canvas to city streets seen through the lens of a camera. We’re regularly changing out these works, so each time you visit, you know you’ll encounter something you haven’t seen before.